Mahogany Bedside Table

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Project by jonsprague0000 posted 05-23-2014 02:00 PM 1832 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this bedside table for my wife as my first inside furniture project. My only other project has been my workbench. I’m in the process of making the matching side table. The table is solid mahogany with crotch mahogany sides and is held together with mortise and tenon joinery. I designed the table myself by taking ideas from several other projects I had seen online. Please let me know what you think.

The project was a challenge because I didn’t have a table saw at the time. The table was made entirely using a sliding miter saw, router, sander, chisels, and hand planes.

Wood: Honduran Mahogany (frame, top, drawer front), Crotch Mahogany (sides), Cherry (drawer sides)

Finish: TransTint Brown Mahogany and Red Mahogany mix, Seal-A-Cell, Arm-R-Seal Gloss, Arm-R-Seal Satin as the final coat

Joinery: Mortise and Tenon, Figure 8’s (top), Dovetails (drawer)

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#1 posted 05-24-2014 12:14 AM

great looking table!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#2 posted 05-24-2014 12:00 PM

Great job! Especially with limited tools available.

-- if you can't find me, just follow the extension cord

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#3 posted 05-28-2014 12:31 PM

Looks great, should be very functional. The best projects are the ones the wife (and kids) want, get less grief working in the shop.

-- Trying, but lots to learn.....

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